Their challenge

Foothill-De Anza’s commitment to sustainability made photovoltaic installations an ideal energy choice for their campuses. When they needed an engineering partner to provide engineering design for implementation of these and other infrastructure, they turned to Salas O’Brien.

Our solution

The first part of our work with the district involved electrical and energy engineering services for seven different photovoltaic systems. Salas O’Brien’s design identified and consolidated all points of connection for the photovoltaic systems and updated the associated medium-voltage single-line diagram, ensuring the facilities could achieve maximum levels of efficiency. In addition to the work on Foothill-De Anza’s photovoltaic systems, our team also provided construction administration and design for ground fault testing in two campus parking lots—a process that involved heavy coordination with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.